Christmas Stocking Gingerbread

Wednesday, December 19

I love baking but before Christmas it is perfect for making you feel festive. This gingerbread recipe is a classic and you can decorate them however you want and have some fun. 

You will need:

175g of plain flour                           ½ tsp of bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp of ground ginger                                                 50g of butter
87g of soft brown sugar             2 tbsp honey (or golden syrup)
1 small egg

Firstly, you should sift all the dry ingredients, flour, bicarbonate of soda and ground ginger, into a large bowl. Cut the butter into cubes and rub into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.

If you are having trouble make your hands cooler by running them under the cold tap and it should make the mixture easier to work with.

Next add the sugar to the bowl and mix well.

Warm the honey, a few seconds in the microwave should do it, and pour it into the bowl along with the beaten egg. Continue mixing until they are well combined.

You should then transfer the dough onto a clean, floured surface and knead it for a few minutes. The dough should be smooth and pliable.

Roll out the mixture to about half a cm thick. Keep the dough and rolling pin floured so it doesn’t stick.

Then, fun part, cut out the shapes. I choose some festive stockings but you can use anything you can get your hands on. Even basic circles will look just as effective once decorated.

Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180℃ for 10-12 minutes – I like to keep an eye on mine incase they brown quicker than expected.

Finally add some decoration to make them extra effected. I used a little using to stick on these snowflakes and sprinkles. I’ve found B&M always have a good selection of baking decorations so pick up something you like.

Check out what I baked for Christmas Day last year - Orange and Chocolate Tart

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